Something Something Darkside | Weird Beard Brew Co.

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4.04/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weird Beard Brew Co.
England, United Kingdom
weirdbeardbrewco.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by EmperorBevis on 06-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,011
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
19
pDev:
8.66%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of JamFuel
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with low foam.

Smell is a bit sweet, with notes of chocolate and roasted coffee.

Taste starts of with sweet chocolate, and adds roasted coffee and a bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medum, well carbonated.

Overall, a good Black IPA, that's a little bit shallow in the flavor, would have liked some more complexity.

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Photo of mtbdonn
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samEBC
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sdm9465
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lohyewcheong
4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Almost pitch black, darkest shade of Ruby/mahogany held against bright light! Huge creamy tan head with good retention.

Fruity hoppy aroma rivals the best IPAs! As it warmed up, roasted malt aroma fighting to assert itself against the intense hop aroma. Sweet resinous hoppy pine aroma when swirled!

Excellent balance between roasted malt and hops! This has the citrus hoppy taste of the best IPAs, along with the chocolate of the best porters!
Finishes with a dry Licorice feel!
Luscious creamy smooth mouthfeel! Slight oily texture. Medium carbonation is spot on for the style!
Nice hoppy burp!!
Top marks for style; this is how a black IPA should be like IMHO!
Batch No: 0277.
Bottled on: Feb-16.
Best Before: Feb-18.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.27/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bourbon Barrel Aged version
Color: deep brown, opaque, beige foam, not very durable, slightly but still adorns the glass.
Aroma: delicate coffee, roasted notes and cherries.
The taste is dominated by notes of roasted, mainly coffee, the rest is hidden.
Gentian: coffee, dry. Saturation average, alcohol perfectly hidden.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkhara12
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of risenz
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trjacob
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeKSmith
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakenator
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev -1%

330ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured a deep black colour. Light tan head poured fairly thick and foamy then faded slowly to good thickish covering... lots of sticky lacing most of the way down the glass...

Aroma - Juicy tart fruits (orange zest, pears, lemons) followed by sweet and roasted malts, light chocolate and coffee notes, faint brown sugar traces, strong piney resin and citrus hopiness, raw nuts - pistachio, some rubberiness, honey, cut wet grass / hay...

Taste - Tons of piney, grassy and citrus hop bitterness up front... juicy tart fruits (strong grapefruits, lemons, bitter oranges), nice caramel malts and notes of floral honey balance out the hops, strong chocolate notes, quite herbal, some liquorice, nice strong roastiness...

M&D - Fairly smooth with a little oiliness in the background then some sharpness comes through... full bodied... fairly drinkable for a 9% brew

Overall - An excellent and slightly unusual brew... recommended

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Photo of Andy_Luft
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Kirk
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled and bottle conditioned
Black and Tan, a mashup between an imperial stout and an imperial IPA.
Black colour with a tan head. Aroma fruity, liquorice, and toffee. Taste has rich and deep roasted malt and pithy citrus. Rich and full arming body.

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Something Something Darkside from Weird Beard Brew Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 19 ratings